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Poster: Solo Head Date: Mar 15, 2010 6:35am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: back to the future

'85 was a rockin' year for the GD. I saw a lot of shows including Hershey Park, which stands out for a # of reasons:
1. Back to back with SPAC.
2. Driving Rain and Cold.(Lightweights stayed away)
3. Great Venue/Small Crowd
4. Mud
5. 'shrooms.
6. Great tavern right across from P lot.
7. The band was on from the first to last note.

Sorry no link...the Archive(browse by year) is running very slowly

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Mar 15, 2010 6:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: back to the future

"I saw a lot of shows"

I guess that makes them better?

Interesting that those who attended are the folks most vociferously defending the year.

I attended those shows as well, however my recollection of them is very differnt from yours...

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Mar 15, 2010 1:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: back to the future

Other than the Richmond show I was at, I must say that the year was, on the whole, less than remarkable (I did really enjoy SPAC, but musically Richmond was much better...IMHO). And just my luck that the majority of my touring was during this time. Some occasional bright spots, but nothing really consistent until well after the coma. Come to think of it, it is possible that Jerr's coma started way before most people think.

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Mar 16, 2010 6:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: back to the future

"Come to think of it, it is possible that Jerr's coma started way before most people think." .....interesting concept!! maybe he has yet to come out of the coma!!!! hmmmm!

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Mar 16, 2010 6:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: back to the future

his coma began when he decided to hire Donna. The full effects of said coma just happened to be a wee bit latent.

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Poster: rastamon Date: Mar 15, 2010 11:10am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: back to the future

Cliff, you must enjoy pain if you went to all them crappy 80's shows! ;)

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Poster: rastamon Date: Mar 15, 2010 11:21am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: back to the future

of course, I'm the MORON who walked out of this shows first acoustic set because I was a Truckin-head and thought "wtf-country?" http://www.archive.org/details/gd1970-06-05.sbd.bunjes-evans.28653.flac16

Then I didn't get on the bus till 10/10/76

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Mar 15, 2010 12:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: back to the future

Huh?

I would have been six years old but I still would have enjoyed that acoustic set Earl!

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Poster: rastamon Date: Mar 17, 2010 11:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: back to the future

yeah, I know! I was also sittin on one of those big couches that was in the Fillmore, with a lady that was dressed for action...we left and headed to the hotel.

Actually, I'm not sure if it was friday or sat night, but they started with something that twanged me as sounding country. At the time, the GD only=Truckin to me. I was clueless.

MY BAD!

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Poster: Solo Head Date: Mar 15, 2010 6:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: back to the future

First person accounts always take precedence...right

Oh the Humanity...

Thats one small step for....

The Giants win the Pennant....

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Poster: barongsong Date: Mar 15, 2010 1:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: back to the future

I'm not much of an 85 fan but I do like and enjoy both the SPAC and Hershey Park shows. Granted Jerry's voice is at it's worst possibly at Hershey but the guitar work is exceptional and for me is more important to the overall thrill of it all.